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MB Post chef David LeFevre turns 40, plans guest-chef dinner

July 2, 2012 |  1:54 pm

MB Post chef David LeFevre turns the big 4-0 today and to celebrate he's planning a very exciting edition of his "Can You Dig It?" guest chef and featured farmers series.

On July 16, he'll welcome Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Son of a Gun); Matt Molina (Mozza); Steve Samson and Zach Pollack (Sotto); and Zoe Nathan (Rustic Canyon, Huckleberry), who will create a five-course menu featuring fresh produce from Coastal Farms, Windrose Farms and Harry's Berries.

Why? Because 40 goes great with green.

On the menu:

Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo: Gem lettuce, pickled beets, bread crumbs, green garlic crème fraîche.
MB Post: Hamachi grilled over white oak with summer tomatoes and bitter green pesto.
Matt Molina: Orecchiette with sausage and swiss chard.
Steve Samson & Zach Pollack: Veal cheek alla vaccinara, bitter chocolate agrodolce, semolina gnocco.
Zoe Nathan: Fresh corn cake with sweet rose creamery corn ice cream and strawberry rhubarb compote. Cookies served with spiked milk.

The cost is $80, or $115 with wine pairing (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are available for two seatings, 5:45, 6 and 6:15 p.m.; or 8, 8:15 and 8:30 p.m.

Manhattan Beach Post, 1142 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. (310) 545-5405; www.eatmbpost.com.


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Photo: Chef David LeFevre inside his restaurant MB Post. Credit: Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times.